Flower frogs are usually made of lead or glass or bronze. They are placed in the bottom of a vase to hold flower stems. I have two kinds of flower frogs that are vintage and made of lead.
I AM "something like" you! What a wonderful collection you have. The second I saw the first photo, I wondered if the collection inspired your blog name and business name.
Intensely blue flower frogs are eye-catching. Made by Westmoreland Glass in the s, they remain popular with antiquers. The larger dome has 19 holes but no feet; the smaller one has three bars to raise it, but also is suited for sitting inside a matching vase.
Have you ever wondered how florists and stylists make their flower arrangements look so good? Sometimes you can buy the prettiest flowers, but once you place them in a vase especially vases that have a large openingthey just flop to the side and don't look like that glorious arrangement you imagined it would be. The simple answer to making an arrangement look totally legit is to use a flower frog! There are many different kinds of flower frogs, but here are three of the most common and our favorites:.
When I first picked up this collection of vintage floral frogs from a local antiques market I was visiting, I posted a photo to my Instagram and asked folks to guess what they were. The answers were pretty funny but so many people guessed it right. The flower frogs reached their popularity in the mid-twenties to thirties, which is rather apparent by their sturdy nature and craftsmanship but they date back to as early as the 16th century.
Learn about flower frogstheir history and how you can use them in your home. They are so fun to collect and really work well when creating centerpieces. You see, Lisa has the most beautiful home, filled with all kinds of antiques, many which are gardening related antique collectibles.
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The thriving resurgence of utilitarian isn't partial to crusty old pencil sharpeners and chipped metal task lamps. Rather, a budding crop of Etsy vintage purveyors are thinking up innovative uses for stem-friendly, Depression-era flower frogs. These texture-intense pieces are getting a second life as quirky displays for the likes of art, supplies and jewelry.
Flower arranging with flower frogs is an easy way to make great flower arrangements. Flower frogs are a wonderful flower arranging tool that are easy to find in antique shops and antique malls. While they might look a little complicated they are very easy to use.
Above photos taken by me with my iPhone at Randolph Street Market www. I became fascinated with her collection in May and she explained how she got started collecting Flower Frogs. Another reminder to engage the vendors in conversation, not only are they eager to talk about their treasures but you will learn something new every time…I most certainly do. A rare matte green flower frog.